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a long-established or previously long-established practice or belief


one or more practices, beliefs, or stories passed down through generations within a specific culture or group
  • No, what I fight in Zenith is standardization of thought, and, of course, the traditions of competition.
    Chapter 7 (86% in)
  • It was one of the differences between Thompson, the old-fashioned, lean Yankee, rugged, traditional, stage type of American business man, and Babbitt, the plump, smooth, efficient, up-to-the-minute and otherwise perfected modern.
    Chapter 6 (6% in)
  • His power was the greater because he was not hindered by scruples, by either the vice or the virtue of the older Puritan tradition.
    Chapter 15 (21% in)
  • The books were most of them Standard Sets, with the correct and traditional touch of dim blue, dim gold, and glossy calf-skin.
    Chapter 17 (11% in)
  • The fire was exactly correct and traditional; a small, quiet, steady fire, reflected by polished fire-irons.
    Chapter 17 (12% in)
  • Instantly all the indignations which had been dominating him and the spiritual dramas through which he had struggled became pallid and absurd before the ancient and overwhelming realities, the standard and traditional realities, of sickness and menacing death, the long night, and the thousand steadfast implications of married life.
    Chapter 33 (22% in)

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